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Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
interested in. my grandparents spoke russian, romanian, yiddish, and german. a sixth language? no way. they learned english, but they were never comfortable with it and they forgot it as soon as they could. my parents didn't speak english either, but they were going to live their lives in this country so they've learned it. they always spoken with a heavy accent and was something that was always a struggle for them. as they got older, they didn't want to do it anymore. my father spoke his last words in yiddish. we are born here, my native english speakers. i think you can mostly understand me. what i think about technology, i see a parallel and my family because i think about my parents, my parents have really become my grandparents' generation. if technology is something they did not want to learn. boy, would she like to forget it. she hates technology. we have really become a skilled computer users because we have had to. it is something we have had to learn, and we speak technology with an accent. we don't really know it intuitively. i looked at my kids, they are native speakers. t
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
during sanskrit class in kansas city, missouri. [laughter] to look out the window. i use some yiddish. [laughter] it is fair to say that t.s. eliot was not partial to yiddish. my shortest poem uses yiddish. it was called something like this societal political and philosophical implications of the o.j. simpson trial. the title does not count. the plan was o.j. or a vague [laughter] -o.j. oi vey and then -- we both use a little german when george w. bush appointed a retainer that rhymed roberto gonzales. we both cried about animals and he famously wrote a lot of things about cats. my daughter said once at the dinner table that daddy hates cats. i said daddy does not. that would be prejudice and you girls have been brought up to '04 her prejudice. daddy never met a cat that he liked. [laughter] i have written about the of corgi they look like a breed of dog that has been assembled from the other parts of dogs. not the part said the other breeds were sorry about giving up. [laughter] there has never been a broadway show called corgi why would permit. i am a second generation poet. my fath
Dec 6, 2012 2:05am EST
. dreidel is made of clay but originally in yiddish, it was play, which is lead. no one knew that. they say clay. >> back across. >> and a lady from california didn't know what it was either. okay. what was the -- all right. finish the lyrics please, ma'am, to this holiday classic. ♪ it's the happiest season of all ♪ ♪ with those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call ♪ ♪ it's the happen happiest season of all ♪ >> there will be bells made for ringing and holidays -- >> you're gonna love my cd. [ ding ] parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting. you know what -- >> heavy greetings, i think. >> you know what i should say -- >> not my christmas cd. >> what i want. >> she got most of those. >> andy williams, 1963. >> all you know? all you know about that that one? >> all i know. >> time for one more lucky. >> we are out of money, but let's see. name the actor who sings this song, please. ♪ put on your yarmulke here comes hanukkah ♪ ♪ so much funnica celebrate hanukkah ♪ who is it? you can't. no cheating. >> um, adam sandler. >> well, we are
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am EST
in the jewish area of white chapel, and his magnificent radio actor voice became yiddish and went back to 1938, and his face lit up remembering those days growing up in the warmth of the jewish ghetto of london. and i thought how can harold pinter, who i did and do revere, denigrate the west when if it weren't for the united states, he and every other jew many london would have been killed? i thought that was kind odd. i remember thinking when harold first started writing about politicsings, i was a young writer maybe in my 20s, he was probably 50 something, and i thought, isn't it a shame that this wonderful writer has turned into an old man, and all he can do is write about politics -- [laughter] >> well, ha ha. [laughter] but i think what happens, you know, one of our other great philosophers was huey led better who said in one of his songs that he'd done his fighting, and he commenced studying about the great long time. so i kind of think that's what i've been doing in the last few years, and just as harold did, to go from thinking about the most minute of human interactions to thinking ab
Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
cagney plays an irish cab driver who can speak yiddish prompting act, to ask what part of ireland to you come from. cagney replies to lance st. every mention of the outset, could not be with us tonight. that pop's old and had a previous engagement playing the mandolin for society from medieval studies in elizabeth majors in. things over to a ground breaking effort on the part of dreamworks studios disney animation workshops, the pentagon's three the project and the museum we have this digital facsimile that is being managed by the real bob sullivan. the genius on the other side of the hudson. let's welcome bob sullivan. >> so, let's cut to the chase. everything san know everything there is to know. >> i am thinking of all the result is ino, and most of them he knew first. there are a lot of our solvents. it might not be me here tonight. thank you so much. we should stop right there. i'm so happy. and also -- >> that's fine. i can read from your book. >> it would be a better night. i know that it would be a better night. when i write books it is how long can you put off not writing the bo
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
table will reserve the entire table. we have jewish proverbs. >> will be a yiddish proverb. >> a goat could have a beard but that might not make him a rabbi. and you cannot be at two places at once. >> those are good and of course this is your biggest riddle---dradle and there's only one hanukkah song [laughter]. >> if you were in a department store they were playing for a hanukkah music you can hear the same song. >> it is so much fun. this is a wonderful event and this is a great t-shirt will you be selling these? >> yes is 'what am i chopped liver?.com judy gold and you and others.. >> it has been incredible. david brenner. the who is who of jewish comedians. >> everybody doing it together. how can they do that and talk about this during tragedy but everybody laughing or feeling warm can really help. >> it is really like group therapy. if you feel about down you feel better if you go to a comedy show and even as an attendee or a performer. there is always a tragedy which is horrendous. life has to go on. what better way to do this than to get together with other people and laughed.
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)